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Amos 5:1–9:15

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aHear ye this word which I btake up against you,

Even ba lamentation, O house of Israel.

cThe virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise:

She dis forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

For thus saith the Lord God;

The city that ewent out by a thousand shall leave an hundred,

And that which ewent forth by an hundred fshall leave ten,

To the house of Israel.

For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel,

gSeek ye me, and hye shall live:

But seek not iBeth-el, nor enter into iGilgal,

And pass not to kBeer-sheba:

For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity,

And iBeth-el shall come to lnought.

gSeek the Lord, and ye shall live;

Lest he mbreak out like fire in the house of Joseph,

And devour it, and there be none to quench it in iBeth-el.

nYe who turn judgment to owormwood,

And pleave off righteousness in the earth,

Seek him that maketh qthe seven stars and qrOrion,

And sturneth tthe shadow of death into the morning,

And uwmaketh the day dark with night:

vThat calleth for the waters of the sea,

vAnd poureth them out upon the face of the earth:

vwThe Lord is his name:

That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong,

So that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.

10  xThey hate yhim that zrebuketh zzin the gate,

And athey abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

11  Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor,

And ye take from him bburdens of wheat:

cYe have built houses of hewn stone,

But ye shall not dwell in them;

cYe have planted pleasant vineyards,

But ye shall not drink wine of them.

12  For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins:

They afflict the just, they take ||a bribe,

And they dturn aside the poor zzein the gate from their right.

13  Therefore the prudent fshall keep silence in that time;

gFor it is an evil time.

14  hSeek good, and not evil, that ye may live:

And so the Lord, ithe God of hosts, shall be with you, kas ye have spoken.

15  lHate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment ein the gate:

mIt may be that the Lord iGod of hosts will be gracious unto nthe remnant of Joseph.

16  Therefore the Lord, ithe God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus;

nnWailing shall be in all streets;

And they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas!

And they shall call the husbandman to mourning,

And osuch as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

17  And in all vineyards shall be wailing:

For pI will pass through thee, saith the Lord.

18  qWoe unto you that desire rthe day of the Lord!

To what end is it for you?

sThe day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.

19  tAs if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him;

Or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and ua serpent bit him.

20  sShall not rthe day of the Lord be darkness, and not light?

vEven very dark, and no brightness in it?

21  wI hate, I despise your feast days,

And xI will not ||smell in your ysolemn assemblies.

22  wThough ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, zI will not accept them:

wNeither will I regard the ||apeace offerings of your fat beasts.

23  Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;

For bI will not hear the melody of thy cviols.

24  dBut let judgment run down as waters,

And righteousness as ea mighty stream.

25  fHave ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

26  But ye have gborne ||the tabernacle of your hMoloch and Chiun your images,

The star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

27  Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity ibeyond kDamascus,

Saith lthe Lord, whose name is mThe God of hosts.

6 aWoe to them that ||are bat ease in Zion,

And trust in athe mountain of Samaria,

Which are cnamed ||dchief of the nations,

To whom the house of Israel came!

ePass ye unto fg*Calneh, and see;

And from thence go ye to ghHamath the great:

Then go down to iGath of the Philistines:

kBe they better than these kingdoms?

Or their border greater than your border?

lYe that put far away the evil day,

And cause the ||mseat of nviolence to come near;

nnThat lie upon obeds of ivory,

And ||pstretch themselves nnupon their couches,

And eat the lambs out of the flock,

And the calves out of the midst of qthe stall;

rThat ||chant to the sound of the viol,

And invent to themselves instruments of musick, slike David;

That drink ||wine in ssbowls,

And tanoint themselves with the dchief ointments:

But uthey are not grieved for the vaffliction of Joseph.

Therefore now vvshall they go captive with the first that go captive,

And wthe banquet of them that pstretched themselves shall be removed.

xaThe Lord God hath sworn by himself, saith the Lord ythe God of hosts,

I abhor zathe excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces:

Therefore will I bdeliver up the city with all that is therein.

And it shall come to pass, bbif there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

10  And a man’s uncle shall take him up, and he that cburneth him,

To bring out the bones out of the house,

And shall say unto him that is dby the sides of the house,

Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No.

Then shall he say, efHold thy tongue:

eFor ||we may not make mention of the name of the Lord.

11  For, behold, the Lord commandeth,

And ghe will smite the great house with ||breaches,

And the little house with hclefts.

12  Shall horses run upon the rock?

Will one plow there with oxen?

For iye have turned kjudgment into gall,

And the fruit of irighteousness into hemlock:

13  lYe which rejoice in a thing of nought,

Which say, Have we not taken to us mhorns by our own strength?

14  But, behold, nI will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the Lord ythe God of hosts;

And they shall afflict you opfrom the entering in of Hemath punto the ||river of qthe wilderness.

7 aThus hath the Lord God shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed ||bgrasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s cmowings. And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said,

O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee:

||dBy whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

eThe Lord repented for this:

It shall not be, saith the Lord.

aThus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. Then said I,

O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee:

||dBy whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

eThe Lord repented for this:

This also shall not be, saith the Lord God.

aThus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, fwith a plumbline in his hand. And the Lord said unto me, eeAmos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord,

Behold, fI will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel:

gI will not again pass by them any more:

And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate,

And the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste;

And I will rise against hthe house of Jeroboam with the sword.

10 Then Amaziah ithe priest of kBeth-el sent to lJeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath mconspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able nto bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos saith, hJeroboam shall die by the sword, and oIsrael shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou pseer, go, flee thee away qinto the land of Judah, and there reat bread, and prophesy there: 13 But sprophesy not again any more at kBeth-el: tfor it is the king’s ||uchapel, and it is the king’s court. 14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, vI was no prophet, neither was I wa prophet’s son; but vI xwas an herdman, and a gatherer of ||ysycomore fruit: 15 And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

16  Now therefore yyhear thou the word of the Lord:

Thou sayest, sProphesy not against Israel,

And zdrop not thy word against the house of aIsaac.

17  bTherefore thus saith the Lord;

cThy wife shall be an harlot in the city,

And thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword,

And thy land dshall be divided by line;

And thou shalt die in ea polluted land:

And fIsrael shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

8 aThus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold ba basket of csummer fruit. And he said, dAmos, what seest thou? And I said, bA basket of csummer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me,

eThe end is come upon my people of Israel;

dI will not again pass by them any more.

And fthe songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord God:

gThere shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

hHear this, iO ye that jswallow up the needy,

Even to make kthe poor of the land to fail,

Saying, When will the ||lnew moon be gone, that we may msell corn?

And lthe nsabbath, that we may set forth wheat,

oMaking the ephah small, and the shekel great,

And falsifying pthe balances by deceit?

That we may buy the poor qfor silver,

qAnd the needy for a pair of shoes;

Yea, and msell rthe refuse of the wheat?

sThe Lord hath sworn by stthe excellency of Jacob,

Surely uI will never forget any of their works.

vShall not wthe land tremble for this,

And vxevery one mourn that dwelleth therein?

xAnd it shall rise up wholly as a flood;

And it shall be cast out and xdrowned, as by xythe flood of Egypt.

And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God,

That yyI will cause the sun to go down at noon,

And zI will darken the earth in the clear day:

10  And aI will turn your feasts into mourning,

And all your songs into lamentation;

And I will bring up bcsackcloth upon all loins,

And cbaldness upon every head;

And I will make it das the mourning of an only son,

And the end thereof as dea bitter day.

11  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God,

That fI will send a famine in the land,

Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,

But fgof hearing the words of the Lord:

12  And hthey shall wander ifrom sea to sea, and from the north even to the east,

They shall krun to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not …

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a

See ch. 3:1.

b
b
c

Comp. Isai. 47:1.

d

Comp. Isai. 33:23.

e
e
f
g

ver. 6. So ver. 14. Zeph. 2:3. See 2 Chr. 15:2.

h
i

See ch. 4:4.

i

See ch. 4:4.

k

ch. 8:14. Comp. 2 Kin. 23:8. ch. 7:9 marg. See Josh. 15:28.

i

See ch. 4:4.

l

Hos. 4:15. & 10:8 in the Heb.

g

ver. 6. So ver. 14. Zeph. 2:3. See 2 Chr. 15:2.

m

So Judg. 14:6, 19. & 15:14. 1 Sam. 10:6, 10. & 11:6 in the Heb.

i

See ch. 4:4.

n

See ch. 6:12.

o

ch. 6:12 (Heb.). See Prov. 5:4.

p

Rather as Isai. 28:2.

q
q
r
s
t

See Job 3:5.

u

ch. 8:9. So Ps. 104:20. Jer. 13:16. See Ps. 139:12 marg.

w

See ch. 4:13.

v

ch. 9:6.

v

ch. 9:6.

v

ch. 9:6.

w

See ch. 4:13.

Heb. spoil. See ch. 3:10.

Heb. spoil. See ch. 3:10.

x

Comp. Prov. 14:12.

y
z

Eze. 3:26 (Heb.).

zz

So ver. 12, 15. See Job 5:4. & Ps. 127:5.

a
b

Rather as Esther 2:18. Jer. 40:5.

c
c

Heb. vineyards of desire. Isai. 32:12. Ezek. 26:12. So Isai. 54:12.

||

Or, a ransom. Prov. 6:35. & 13:8. & 21:18. Isai. 43:3. See Ex. 30:12.

d
zz

So ver. 12, 15. See Job 5:4. & Ps. 127:5.

e

ver. 10, 15.

f

Ps. 37:7 (Heb.). So Eccles. 3:7. Or comp. ch. 6:10?

g
h

See ver. 4.

i

ver. 15, 16, 27. See ch. 3:13.

k

Comp. ch. 4:4. Mic. 3:11.

l

See Ps. 97:10.

e

ver. 10, 15.

m
i

ver. 15, 16, 27. See ch. 3:13.

n

See Zeph. 2:7.

i

ver. 15, 16, 27. See ch. 3:13.

nn

Comp. Ex. 11:6. & 12:30.

o

See Jer. 9:17.

p
q
r
s

ver. 20. See Joel 2:2.

t
u

Eccles. 10:8. Comp. ch. 9:3. Acts 28:4.

s

ver. 20. See Joel 2:2.

r
v
w
x
||

Or, smell your holy days.

y

See Joel 1:14.

w
z

See Hos. 8:13.

w
||

Or, thank offerings. Heb. not as 2 Chr. 29:31.

a

So Lev. 3:1, 6, &c.

b

Comp. ch. 6:5. & 8:3.

c
d

Heb. roll Isai 34:4

e

See Ps. 74:15.

f
g
||

Or, Siccuth your king.

h
i
k

Comp. ch. 3:12. See Isai. 7:8.

l

See ch. 4:13.

m

See ver. 14.

a

See ch. 4:1. Comp. Zeph. 1:12. Luke 6:24. James 5:1.

||

Or, are secure. Heb. as Isai. 32:18. & 33:20. Comp. Isai. 37:29.

b
a

See ch. 4:1. Comp. Zeph. 1:12. Luke 6:24. James 5:1.

c

See Num. 1:17.

||

Or, first fruits. Lev. 2:12, &c.

d

Nu. 24:20 (Heb.). So Job 40:19. ver. 6. Comp. Ex. 19:5. Jer. 31:7.

e
f
g
*

[Taken about B.C. 794].

g
h
i
k
l

So Ezek. 12:27. ch. 9:10. Comp. ch. 5:18.

||

Or, habitation. Obad. 3.

m

See Ps. 139:2.

n

See ch. 3:10.

nn

So ch. 3:12.

o
||

Or, abound with superfluities. Ex. 26:12, 13. Eze. 23:15 in the Heb. So James 5:5 (Gk.).

p

ver. 7. Eze. 17:6 (Heb.).

nn

So ch. 3:12.

q

See Jer. 46:21 marg.

r

See ch. 5:23.

||

Or, quaver.

s
||

Or, in bowls of wine.

ss
t

See Dan. 10:3.

d

Nu. 24:20 (Heb.). So Job 40:19. ver. 6. Comp. Ex. 19:5. Jer. 31:7.

u

Comp. Gen. 37:25.

Heb. breach. Heb. as Isai. 1:28. Jer. 4:6.

v
vv

So ch. 7:11, 17.

w
p

ver. 7. Eze. 17:6 (Heb.).

x

So Jer. 22:5. See Jer. 51:14. Comp. Heb. 6:13, 17.

a

See ch. 4:1. Comp. Zeph. 1:12. Luke 6:24. James 5:1.

y

See ch. 3:13.

z
a

ch. 8:7. Nahum 2:2.

b

See ch. 1:6.

Heb. the fulness thereof. Mic. 1:2. See Jer. 8:16.

bb

So ch. 8:3.

c
d
e

ch. 8:13. (Heb.). Comp. ch. 5:13.

f
e

ch. 8:13. (Heb.). Comp. ch. 5:13.

||

Or, they will not, or, have not.

g

ch. 3:15.

||

Or, droppings. Cant. 5:2.

h

Is. 22:9 (Heb.). Luke 6:49 (Gk.).

i

See ch. 5:7.

k

See Hos. 10:4.

i

See ch. 5:7.

l
m
n

Comp. Jer. 5:15.

y

See ch. 3:13.

o
p
p
||

Or, valley. Gen. 26:17, &c.

q

Isai. 33:9. Jer. 51:43. Heb. as Deut. 2:8. & 3:17. & 4:49, &c.

a

Jer. 24:1. ver. 4, 7. ch. 8:1. Comp. ch. 9:1.

||

Or, green worms.

b

So Nah. 3:17. Comp. Joel 1:4, &c.

c

Ps. 72:6 (Heb.).

||

Or, green worms.

d

Isai. 51:19. ver. 5.

e

ver. 6. Jonah 3:10. See Deut. 32:36.

a

Jer. 24:1. ver. 4, 7. ch. 8:1. Comp. ch. 9:1.

||

Or, who of (or, for,) Jacob shall stand?.

d

Isai. 51:19. ver. 5.

e

ver. 6. Jonah 3:10. See Deut. 32:36.

a

Jer. 24:1. ver. 4, 7. ch. 8:1. Comp. ch. 9:1.

f

See 2 Kin. 21:13. Comp. ver. 17. Zech. 4:10.

ee

ch. 8:2. So Jer. 1:11, 13.

f

See 2 Kin. 21:13. Comp. ver. 17. Zech. 4:10.

g

ch. 8:2. So Mic. 7:18.

[Beer-sheba, Gen. 26:23. & 46:1. ch. 5:5. & 8:14.]. Comp. ver. 16. [Fulfilled, 2 Kin. 15:10].

h

Comp. ver. 11.

i
k

ver. 13. See ch. 3:14.

l

See ch. 1:1.

m
n

Joel 2:11 (Heb.). John 21:25 (Gk.). So Zech. 11:16 marg.

h

Comp. ver. 11.

o

ver. 17. So ch. 6:7. Mic. 1:16. Comp. ver. 9.

p
q

Comp. ch. 1:1.

r

So Mic. 3:5, 11.

s

See ch. 2:12.

k

ver. 13. See ch. 3:14.

t
||

Or, sanctuary. ver. 9, &c.

u

1 Macc. 1:47. 2 Macc. 10:2. & 11:3 in the English.

Heb. house of the kingdom. Dan. 4:30.

v
w

See 2 Kin. 2:3. Comp. Matt. 12:27.

v
x

So ch. 1:1.

||

Or, wild figs.

y

Heb. from behind. See Ps. 78:71.

yy

See ch. 3:1.

s

See ch. 2:12.

z
a

Comp. ver. 9.

b

Comp. Jer. 28:12. & 29:21, 25, 31, 32.

c
d

So 2 Sam. 8:2. Ps. 60:6. Mic. 2:5. Zech. 2:1. & 14:1. Comp. ver. 8.

e

See Mic. 2:10.

f

See ver. 11.

a

See ch. 7:1.

b

Je. 5:27 (Heb.).

c
d

See ch. 7:8.

b

Je. 5:27 (Heb.).

c
e

See Lam. 4:18. Comp. Rev. 14:18.

d

See ch. 7:8.

f

See ch. 5:23.

Heb. shall howl. Jer. 47:2.

g

So ch. 6:9.

Heb. be silent. See ch. 6:10.

h

See ch. 3:1.

i

See Ps. 14:4.

j

Job 5:5. Is. 42:14 (Heb.). Ezek. 36:3. ch. 2:7 (Heb.). See Job 7:2. & Ps. 56:1. & Eccles. 1:5.

k

Job 24:4 (Heb.). See Zeph. 2:3.

||

Or, month.

l

See Hos. 2:11.

m
l

See Hos. 2:11.

n

Comp. Neh. 13:15, 16.

Heb. open. Gen. 44:11.

o

Heb. perverting p the balances of deceit.

p

See Hos. 12:7.

q

ch. 2:6.

q

ch. 2:6.

m
r

Job 41:23 marg.

s

See ch. 6:8.

s

See ch. 6:8.

t

Comp. 1 Sam. 15:29.

u

So Hos. 8:13. & 9:9.

v
w

See Joel 2:10.

v
x

ch. 9:5.

x

ch. 9:5.

x

ch. 9:5.

x

ch. 9:5.

y

Zec. 10:11 (Heb.).

B.C. 791:[or B.C. 784, or 771 or 770].

yy
z

See ch. 5:8.

a
b

See Lam. 2:10.

c
c
d
d
e

Job 3:5 marg.

f
f
g
h

ch. 4:8.

i
k